3 Sisters Ice Cream Truck Starts Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Things looked bleak when Amber Kester lost her job due to COVID-19.
But she, her husband and their three daughters found a way to help themselves -- and their community -- in the form of a pink ice cream truck.
The family had purchased the truck back in February but postponed the start of their business due to concerns over COVID-19.
Now, though, they believe they can help bring smiles to their community by getting out their frozen treats, and with the three sisters in tow, the truck's name was a given:
3 Sisters Ice Cream.
"We weren't sure if we should wait it out and maintain social distance, but ultimately we decided that we wanted to bring some joy to Cheyenne and drive around and bring some smiles and ice cream," says Amber. "Give a little bit of hope for people."
The family started selling ice cream from their truck just two days ago, and they say business is going well.
The idea for an ice cream truck began when the three daughters -- Dezie, Ellie and Caylin -- all showed an interest in business.
Caylin hopes to one day own a bakery; Ellie, a coffee house; and Dezie, undecided (for now).
"All three girls have expressed they want to run a business at some point, and we decided the best way to find out if whether they really wanted to do that was to have them do it," Amber says. "So we decided to start the ice cream truck with them as key members of the business."
Once COVID-19 passes, the family plans to increase their involvement in the community by attending summer events like farmers markets and Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Furthermore, the family will be using tips from their sales to help the girls achieve higher education after high school.